General information

All posting locations: Milano, Milano, Italy

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 01-Dec-2022

Ref #: R-63911

Description & Requirements

We have an excellent opportunity for an expert finance professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz!

The ZBB Financial Controller position is primarily responsible for the delivery of the Kraft Heinz Zero Based Budget (ZBB) cost control culture- partnering with senior leaders across Italy commercial functions.

This role presents the opportunity to identify new ways of working and implement continuous improvement activities that will transform the finance controlling function.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Implementing the Kraft Heinz cost control methodology and being responsible for the ZBB rituals and routines for Italy (e.g. monthly variance analysis & forecasting and annual budgeting)
  • Tracking and supervising department spending against ZBB guidelines and ensuring they are in line with budget; identifying risks & opportunities and developing action plans
  • Act as a Finance Business Partner for the various functional business owners (e.g. International Heads of Tax- Technology- Marketing- HR and Treasury)
  • Handling any one-off P&L items (e.g. all P&L items up to EBITDA)
  • Be the key finance contact for our outsourced shared services function and aligning with other international teams to coordinate cross charges
  • Owning all balance sheet items associated with all departments & supporting other areas of the Italian Accounting team
  • Working with the accounts payable team to ensure timely settlement of invoices.
  • Owner of the internal business cycle (actual- forecast and budget) and external business cycle (alignment with Europe Head Quarter)

Qualifications & Experience

  • University Degree in relevant fields
  • Experience in partnering with the business and providing financial expertise to multiple teams and functions
  • Sophisticated Excel skills and high level of numeric & analytical capability
  • Resilient and able to work within fixed deadlines and with a proactive mentality
  • Proficient in written and spoken English

Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.

Professional Attributes

Analytical - We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical attitude.

Result driven - You don’t only focus on your own results- but always do what’s best for the company.

Networking skills - You’re able to be exciting and interested in business conversations- motivating people to want to be in your network. The stronger the network you have- the more easily you can get things done. You- highly aware of that- are constantly expending your network.

Resilience - You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a fast paced and multifaceted environment is what keeps you energized.

Team player - Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a phenomenal teammate- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.

What we offer you

  • A bold employer with a fast career track like only few other companies can match
  • Flexibility: we have a hybrid working model providing you with the empowerment to ensure work-life balance
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market)
  • Permanent contract: we believe in doing big bets on people
  • Always room for new insights; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.